The New Vision will, starting this Friday, release a revamped version of its pullouts in a move aimed at giving readers a chance to learn from experts.
Vision Group Editor-in-Chief Barbara Kaija, in an interview with the paper on Monday, said: “The revamp is intended to give our readers more opportunities to relate and learn from experts and make key decisions concerning income-generation, expenditure, and savings.”
She added: “It is not going to be a redesign per se. But some of the pullouts are going to be bigger and the stories more usable.”
Some of the pullouts being revamped are; Harvest Money, a farming pullout, Toto, a children’s magazine, and the Homes pullout about buildings, design and more.
Government has pledged to promote the upcoming Farm Clinic being organized by Daily Monitor.
The Farm Clinic, now in its fifth year, is an annual training programme by Monitor Publications Limited (MPL) that aims at equipping farmers with techniques in the type of farming they practice.
The Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary, Dr Rose Nassali Lukwago, is quoted by Daily Monitor on Monday saying that they will work with the Ministry of Agriculture to promote the event countrywide.
This year, the Farm Clinic will be held on Saturday, 1 October 2016 at Makerere University Agriculture Research Institute Kabanyoro, Gayaza.
This year’s theme focuses on dairy farming and how to do it profitably. Some of the topics that will be explored include breeds, nutrition, management, value addition and markets.
“We want to help participants know how to select and grow good grass for dairy, how to feed dairy cattle nutritiously so as to give good yields,” Ms Sarah Nalule, the head of marketing at Monitor Publications Limited (MPL) was quoted by Daily Monitor as saying.
Ms Elizabeth N Akankiza, the Brand Manager MPL, in an email to ACME said other than promoting Seeds of Gold, Daily Monitor’s farming pullout, Farm Clinic “provides practical knowledge and information on agriculture to readers who do farming on a part time and full time basis”.
Farm Clinic over the years
|YEAR||THEME||NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS|
|2016||Dairy Farming||[Expected] 500|
Gulu-based journalists Pat Larubi and Okanokodi Emma are nursing injuries after an attack by thugs on their way home.
Mr Larubi works for Chimp Reports, an online publication, while Mr Okanokodi reports for Northern Uganda Media Club and is also a broadcast content developer/producer.
Mr Larubi told Daily Monitor’s Julius Ocungi that three men – wielding knives and iron bars – demanded for their phones and other valuables at about 10pm on Thursday, 1 September 2016 in Pece Division in Gulu Municipality.
Mr Okanokodi narrated his ordeal on Facebook: “I have never before experienced trauma until the Thursday [1 September 2016] attack which left me partially blind and with headache which I continue to persistently have. I am now afraid of the route where I was attacked, scared of dark places, suspicious of strangers…”
Mr Larubi, who referred to Gulu town as “a den of thugs” blamed “security laxity” and “greed” as reasons for persistent attacks buy thugs on residents.
He said: “I am half blind after thugs attacked me on my way home yesterday night (1 September 2016). It’s not always clear but the security laxity and greed for free things among Ugandan youth will ruin this generation. In Gulu, Pece Division, broad day robbery goes unattended to (sic) and road users continue to suffer in the hands of goons.”
In an interview with Daily Monitor, the Aswa region police spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema, advised the victims to report to the police but added that “police cannot patrol all corners of the town to guarantee safety for everyone”.